White House counselor Kellyanne Conway and her husband George revealed how significantly their disagreement about President Donald Trump has impacted their marriage in a recent profile in The Washington Post.
Kellyanne, who is on television almost daily defending Trump, said she finds George’s anti-Trump tweets “disrespectful” to her personally.
“It’s disrespectful, it’s a violation of basic decency, certainly, if not marital vows,” Kellyanne told the Post’s Ben Terris. Conway reportedly wanted that comment to be attributed to “a person familiar with their relationship,” but Terris refused.
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George, who once considered joining the Justice Department after Trump took office, gained notoriety after railing against the president on Twitter. In a now-deleted tweet, he described Trump’s string of hirings and firings at the White House as “absurd;” and in another tweet, described Trump’s statements as “false and misleading.”
Kellyanne, on the other hand, could be seen cheer leading many of Trump’s policies or extinguishing the White House’s fiery critics. This week, Conway attempted to mitigate the unflattering details from former communications director Omarosa Manigault’s new book, “Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House.”
This political divide in the Conway household appears to have affected at least some parts of their marriage. Kellyanne said she viewed George’s critical views on her boss with disdain, and also appeared to downplay his importance in political spheres.
“I think it’s disrespectful,” Kellyanne told The Post. “I think it disrespects his wife.”
“Nobody knows who I am because of my husband,” Kellyanne added. “People know of my husband because of me.”
Ann Coulter, the provocative conservative speaker, reportedly introduced George to Kellyanne. The Conways married in 2001 and moved into the Trump World Tower in New York. Trump took notice of George during a condominium board meeting and offered him to join the board.
But George passed on the offer and told his wife. He now says he regrets making the introduction.
“Knowing what I know now,” George said in The Post, “I would have said no, and never mentioned it when I got home.”